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. jesse jackson striking a deal with the feds. but first, to the senate where a record number of women -- 20 of them -- will hold the title u.s. senator next year compared to the 15 seats held by women right now. five new women senators joined the pack. the senate also saw a slight gain in minorities. five minority senators will now hold seats next year as opposed to four right now. two new senators elect are responsible for the change. hawaii's hirono. republicans held on to their majority but they will be made up of more white men next year by losses of women incumbents and minority incumbent members. only one african-american and five latinos will remain in the gop conference. that assumes -- and if allen west does in fact lose his re-election campaign, he's demanding a recount. only one minority republican was newly elected on tuesday. mullen from oklahoma. he is a cherokee native american. that's compared to 17 minority democrats that were elected. >>> speaking of the house democratic caucus, look at this. white men no longer make up a majority of house democrats. when the new con
. -- photos of andre jackson on it. >>> pittsburgh zoo remains closed indefinitely this morning after a two-year-old boy was mauled to death there. the boy fell about 14 feet off a deck into a den where there were 11 african painted dogs on sunday. witnesses immediately told staff members who called police but the animals mauled the boy. the zoo says it is not clear when he died from the fall or the attack. zoo keeps are managed to get 10 of the dogs away from the child. one dog had to be shot. >>> imagine in, opening the door to your storage unity and finding a giant snake that was what happened to one couple in washington state. it turned out to be a 15-foot boa con descrictor caught between furniture and old mattresses and nobody seemed to know how it got there. >> we kind of thought it was someone's playing a prank on us but i touched it and it feels like it is a live critter. >> i stepped back and looked at it and screamed and said it my husband, that's real and i ran screaming and screaming. >> i would have done the same thick. the couple called animal control. they ended up calling i
estimate the wait time was four hours at its peak. greg jackson works at the poll and was the last person in line when the clock struck 7:00 p.m. >> compared to 2008, there's a lot of people here for this precinct. >> reporter: officials say 5,000 people are registered to vote here. they set up six electronic voting machines, but clearly that isn't enough. in virginia they must have one machine for every 750 people. an election official who spoke to me on background only tells us a lack of resources and an overwhelming turnout led to the unprecedented long lines. >> i've been voting 20 years and never missed an election. i wasn't going to miss this one because some bureaucrat screwed up. >> reporter: despite efforts to keep everyone in line comfortable many ditched the wait and went home. those who toughed it out. >> it was worth it. >> reporter: an election official i spoke to on background says they had six voting machines here, but could have used 8 or 10 and that would have avoided the long wait. the last vote cast ten minutes ago. ken molestina, 9 news now. >> also critical issues ma
in one sense that people may not be familiar with. he's the first american president since andrew jackson to win a re-election with a lower popular vote percentage than he won his first time. we don't do that in american politics. when we re-elect a president, we typically embrace that president even more strongly than the first time. the president's not in that political category, but he has won re-election and he has a mandate based on what he makes of it. many political scientists say the idea of a mandate is basically fiction. >> we learned something about the shape of the electorate. in 2008, the obama campaign decided they were going to build a coalition out of young voters, minority voters and college-educated women. they did that again. they did it in a slightly different ways and different regions of the country, but the president get a smaller share of the white vote, but the white vote shrunk, and he got a larger share -- well, the white vote actually stayed about the same, it's been shrinking since 1990, '92, but he got a larger vote of the minority vote, hispanics and african
lead them to jackson's killer. >> how accomplished academically do you need to be to make decisions about other's academics. the washington post has taken a local look at the school boards and degrees of those who sit on the boards. 2 of the 8 members hold bachelor's degrees. compare that to montgomery, and prince william counties where all school board members have at least a bachelors. >> it's the end of the line for the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. the uss enterprise pulled into home port for the last time on sunday. the enterprise has participated in every major conflict in 1962. it began shutting down 8 nuclear reactors almost as soon as it arrived. the ship will be scrapped in washington state. coming up, well deserved bragging rights at a local hospital involving maryland's best marching bands. >> the last day before the polls open. a closer look at where the race for the white house stands this morning. >> as we head to the break, here's a live look outside. the latest traffic and the latest weather from julie and tucker in a little bit. right now 7:27. st
jackson. >>> plus, pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes suddenly in play. we'll talk about that with former republican governor of pennsylvania tom ridge. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. jon: right now we're getting reports of activists standing guard at some polling places. it comes along with word that election monitors from both sides of the aisle are on high alert. reverend jesse jackson, civil rights pioneer and former presidential candidate joins us now live from columbus, ohio. these reports especially come out of philadelphia, reports what appear to be members of the new black panther party are standing guard outside of polling places. is that appropriate, reverend jaex son? >> as long as no one is electioneering within 100 feet and no complaints of intimidation there is nothing much you can do about. there are more concerns about the prov
-hit hurricane sandy victims with so many in the area still recovering from the storm. and jesse jackson jr.'s days as a congressman could be numbered. "the chicago sun times" reports representatives for jackson are working on a plea deal to where he would resign from congress. he reportedly could face jail time. new details coming in to us this afternoon on the surprising resignation of general david petraeus from the cia. let's go straight to nbc news white house correspondent mike vickera. >> reporter: this controversy exploded just two days ago. the details have been coming fast and furious. kristen welker spoke with a former spokesman for david petraeus. he relayed the following information. his name is steve boylan. he says he spoke with david me tray yus today and learned the following information. the affair that is at the heart of this scandal that ended his career ended four months ago. in total, it lasted nine or ten months. it started a couple months after petraeus started at the cia, after he left active duty. if you recall, david wa petraeu was elevated to that post by preside
and rec." >> jermaine jackson, brother of michael is filing a motion, petition with the judge to change his last name to jacksun. >> what? >> why? he wants to change it for artistic reasons. according to tmz. he doesn't give further details. the request not yet approved by a judge. a hearing scheduled. apparently have to go through a litany of -- of, like certain requirements, in order for this to become official. keep in mind he does have a child named jermajesty. >> i'd look to file a petition for germajermaine to change his. tired of him looking like one of the five heart beats. any way. moving on. rihanna has a new album on november 19th. on this album is a a duet with chris brown. the ex-boyfriend. we know the back story. the song "nobody's business." on the song, she sings, i want to be your baby, you will always be my baby. sing it to the world. baby give me some. i'm going to be your girl. and it ain't nobody's business. take a look as we go to break. ♪ it ain't nobody's business ♪ it ain't nobody's business what's today's dare? erase the damage of 100 blow drys with daily m
is a man-made. host: who is in the mountain party there? caller: jessie -- jessie it is not jackson. i am voting for jessie, but jessie jackson is from chicago. jessie johnson, and robert, who is also, i belive he is iunning for governer. it will be a protest vote. i am so dissapointed people here could not vote. caller: a good morning. i am -- i cannot stand debbie. es. tells us so many liv and bill nelson is the biggest fake that ever came along. he is anything but an independent. but i was wondering if i could make a comment about abortion. everyone seems to think it is such an easy subject. i am the father of a daughter and two granddaughters. and i can tell you that the part of the abortion and question that people never talk about is the responsibility corp. for an unwanted pregnancy. when i was growing up, if you got someone pregnant, you were going to marry them and that child was going to have your name. but look what has happened. birth control bills came along, so that if there was an unwanted pregnancy, it was the woman's fault because she did not take your pills. now, let us
. good to see you. and che sheila jackson, a democc congresswoman from texas, and she's not joining us from texas today. she's out on the campaign trail in columbus, ohio. good to see you as well, congresswoman. >> fredricka, good to be with you this afternoon. >> excellent. let's begin. we're talking about these candidates, president obama, mitt romney, they are crisscrossing these battleground states. let me begin with you, congressman price. you heard kyung talking about colorado being so vital. it was obama country during the last election, but with the one third independent voters made up much of suburban moms, is this a strategy that romney is going to be spending more time there later on today. how focused is he on colorado and trying to sway perhaps those one third independent voters? >> that's colorado and it's wisconsin and it's ohio and pennsylvania and all of the other states that are still in play. and the independent voters are indeed absolutely pivotal. each candidate want to make sure they get out their base, their base voters. when we look at the independent votes whic
. women we have a champion." paris jackson said "saying a prayer, thank you, god. and #, don'thavetomovetocanada. >> donald trump, the ever shrinking violet wrote "well, back to the drawing board." this is how celebrities are reacting. >> you got to love, i guess the cele celebro twitter board. >> yep, yep, there you go. >> there's a look at it as we go to a break and we will be back again with so much more as we know. the big speeches coming up. what a night this is. we'll be back. hey, travis... get some friends, loser! so, are you all right, man? ♪ lean on me, thanks. ♪ when you're not strong, and i'll be your friend. ♪ ♪ i'll help you carry on... ♪ what does home feel like? it's in the faces of americans who built generations of memories in their home and then saw it slipping away. until friends they have never met, turned out to lend a hand. for more than 30 years, rebuilding together has spread hope to home owners in need. providing free home rehabilitation, making homes safer and more energy efficient. go to rebuilding together dot org and share the feeling o
their plane sputtered and crashed in a home in jackson, miss. the owner of the plane went hunting instead of going. >> i don't really know to say about that. i kind of feel guilty in a sense. >> gretchen: it will be months before we know what caused the crash. >> steve: find yourself kicking back a cold one a few days a week? well maybe. you may be using a calories intake a day on alcohol. a study finds americans on average consume 100 calories a day on alcoholic drinkings . 12 ounce beer is 150 calories same as a can of sode a. those who consume the most you guessed it, fellas. >> gretchen: follow up from super storm sandy. they get power back without weeks in the dark. >> steve: struggling to carry his daughter and grand daughter. >> brian: don't worry the press is coming. john. you experience anything like this before. >> no, it is the first for us. we are in town 33 years. >> brian: how close to the water. >> as the crow flies. we got six feet of water. >> steve: inland a mile . what don't people realize. >> they don't realize how alone we were. we had no police. fire department was a
media slash entertainment night corner because katie perry tweeted done and dusted. . >> paris jackson said saying a prayer, thank you god and timely, donald trump wrote, well, back to the drawing board. this is how some celebrities are reacting to the results. >> you have to love the celebrity twitter world. . >> is it possible to go back to that photo. >> yeah. >> take a look as we go to a break and we'll be back with more. know. the big speeches coming up. what a night this is. we'll be back. ññjodç >> announcer: welcome back to nbc news live coverage of election night 2012. we have a winner. barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states. >> we have a winner. it is now 9:00 on the west coast and we are awaiting the president coming out to speak about -- >> he's with the romney campaign. says romney has not called president obama yet but we want to go to jake tapper who is in chicago and the crowd is growing there as well. not quite as big as four years ago, jake, but just as much excitement. >> reporter: they are, indeed, just as excited although, of course,
jackson jr. of illinois has actually been re-elected despite spending the last several months in the mayo clinic. >> that's solidly democratic. but jesse jackson jr. who has won re-election in illinois has not been seen in congress since early this summer. i mean, he left for health reasons. he has not campaigned at all. and as you see, solid lead, democratic district, re-electing a democratic congressman that has been missing in action for almost half a year. >> so many of those congressional seats are so safe. >> i want to go back out and see if we can put upside by side, jake tapper and david muir. i think it's interesting to be in each of those rooms right now. feeling the mood of the room. jake tapper, if you can hear me right now, i have a question i wanted to ask. at one point, president obama's campaign but an exclamation point after "forward." it was just "forward" and then an exclamation point. when did they decide that was the right message for them? >> well, they went back and forth about a lot of different messages. and they ultimately decided "forward." and then there was so
. paid for, done by somebody else. >> in jackson michigan you would have to vote everybodien town, have shrimp, lobster and filet. probably wouldn't be that much. >> get this "bride" magazine set to announce, offering its help toing or nigh and pay for a $1.2 million wedding, april 7 in california. one caveat, the bride and groom must allow all of the decisions about their special day be voted on and curated by followers on social media like facebook and twitter. a promotional thing, "bride" mag zen has seen a decline in ad revenue. randy zuckerberg, the sister of mark zuckerberg is helping produce the event on line. they will donate a dl ollar to charity of the couple's choice. for everybody who likes something related to the wedding. host the wedding, 7:00 p.m., sunday, on line, when face book gets its most traffic. leave wedding details in the hand of strangers but get $1 million wedding out of it. i think folks may jump on that. >> they will. do they get to pick out bridesmaids and everything. >> everything left up to facebook. all advertising you know the deal. free wedding at the
to be close. it's going to be close. i'll say about the same -- i'm here in jackson so this is a republican area but he won't win this state probably. host: thanks for the call. we appreciate it. this is a live view of the white house. a comment on our twitter feed saying -- host: if you are just joining us live coverage on the final campaign appearances from president obama and romney. we'll have that live when it happens. in the meantime the candidates chris crossing the state. we heard from paul ryan earlier today. biden was in virginia earlier today. >> hello virginia. you guys look pretty warm. how are you guys doing? are you ready to re-elect barack obama and joe biden? [applause] >> are you ready to elect tim mccain? [applause] >> i know some of you have been volunteering for weeks and weeks and months and months on end. thank you, thank you, thank you. you know in 2008 virginia was the place, the eppi center of the election. in 2008, it was virginia that elected barack obama. are you ready to do it again? [applause] we're back to being another battleground state. and we all want our
and pray that they win it. >> we will go to steve on the republican line from jackson, mississippi. good evening to you. >> how are you doing? >> fine, thank you. >> i do not feel like a, has put in work to be the president. once again he led us down. jobs are nowhere in mississippi that i can find and i've been looking for three years. we need you to step up. >> dennis is next from four again. -- oregon. >> i have been an independent most of my life. i just voted for barack obama because the fact that everything he tried to do was blocked by the republicans and what he has accomplished is a lot in the last four years. i hope he wins. >> thank you for the call. from our twitter page. the networks declaring that barack obama winning pennsylvania. pennsylvania was mitt romney's pat way to-- pathway to 270. that pathways closing up fast. line.mocrats' >> hello and thank you for taking my call. i wanted to say that i am a retired firefighter, 34 years. 70% of our responses are medical related. most of those people go to the emergency room. they have no primary care. where have the republican
, you can do it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> and we're back now at 8:37 with more on this election day tweef. a few months ago you probably didn't give too much thought to things like big bird, binders full of women and bayonets. >> and they have become words and images that have sparked endless conversations online, not to mention many fake twitter accounts on the internet. willie geist is here with his top five meme. >> all understand what a meme is. >> something that takes on a life of its own. you'll see here when we st
: jackson, mississippi. host: good morning. what do you think about the u.s. electoral system? caller: i would rather see just the popular vote. sometimes i do not think it is fair. but the one thing i wanted to call in about, about obama being a christian, one sunday morning about one year ago i was getting ready to worship and he was talking on television. i actually heard him say i am muslim. i was talking to a friend the other day and she said she heard the same thing. so, he is not a christian, he is a muslim. he said it on television. eyes and ears do not deny. host: i am sorry to say, i did that here that, i am looking at articles about that. if the president says he is a christian, does that matter to you? caller: did you hear him say that he was a christian? host: we have aired programs on c-span where he talks about his faith and background, yes. caller: i also heard him say that he is a muslim. besides, the other thing, he is profane to things that god has said in the bible. that are wrong. the gay style, and also abortion. and he is for that. host: do you look at mitt romney'
thing to get energy out of the ground. we can't have lisa jackson deciding what the energy policy will be. >> we got a phone call from warren buffett who wants to speak with you. >> when those women came demand you were getting a nickel for black shoes and 25 cents for purple. >> i was able to have more drive and incentive. incentives drive behavior. >> if you at home want to be baffled and trade every minute, risk on, risk off. i can do it for you. i can trade it for you hourly if you want. i can bet an 18-1 shot, have it come in and take the over in the eagles game. it's not valuable. it does not help you. i'm saying if it's a swing state it goes to obama. >> others say independents skew to the challenger historically. >> i know. >> some of the polls may be skewed. >> so happy when we are no longer talking about this. i'm sorry. >> opening bell for monday, november 5. >> i have been a strong supporter of water infrastructure projects. we are playing catch-up in the gulf coast and we are going to help people of the east coast get caught up with investments that should have been m
at the jefferson-jackson dinner. and then, on a cold january night, you stood up for barack, because you knew that he would stand up for you. and over these past four years, our family has been truly blessed -- truly blessed -- by all of the love and support and prayers that we have received from every corner of this country. and barack has been truly blessed to have all of you by his side as we have worked together to bring that change we can believe in. it is an honor and a privilege to serve this nation -- just know that. and tomorrow, we get the chance to finish what we started here in iowa. tomorrow, all across this state, all across this country, we will line up and vote in libraries and community centers, in school gyms. we're going to knock on doors until our fingers are numb. we're going to make calls until our voices are hoarse. and we won't stop until every voice and every last vote is counted. and we will do it. we will do it, because while we have come so far, we know that there is so much more to do. and what we really, truly know is that we cannot turn back now. we need to keep
. that was at a campaign stop in davenport, iowa. and this from garrett jackson, mitt romney's body man. ann romney talking to overflow crowds in fairfax, virginia. and another from his body man. eric draper, take a look. that's a grandpa hugging his grandson. so much more to see here on twitter. we'll be taking a look at it all morning, all day long here, george. >> that's a great shot. thank you. >> that was. >> that was fantastic. >>> other photos coming in right now. vice president joe biden voting in the state of delaware. there he is, walking into the polling place with his wife, dr. jill biden. right behind him his son beau biden, attorney general of delaware. they are going to vote right now. delaware a safe state for the president and joe biden. they're go being to make up the majority of voters. both candidates campaigning hard for their support. let's look at their prospects with our team of powerhouse women. initial kol wallace nicole wallace, veteran of the bush campaign. donna brazile. who ran al gore's campaign, and cokie roberts. cokie, let me begin with you and put up other figures from ou
winfrey an, jesse jackson. you're talking earlier you're talk img this coalition, this new coalition in the democratic party. i think it says something not just to the republican party but perhaps the rest of america. i was talking earlier to mark who is the head of the urban league, he made the point of this coalition is becoming more mature. we talk about this coalition as young voters of women of minorities, african americans and hispanics. he makes a point, not only simply the republican party takes notice but perhaps the rest of america, corporate america could take some notice that america is changing. and perhaps not just the republican party but other organizations need to look at diversity in a different bay because yo --in different way. you see from this audience they won a tough race. they are relieved of this. there seems to be an expectation of this crowd that this is the direction america is going in. there's a level of confidence you see in this crowd in chicago that four years ago was just excitement that they won. the second time it happens people think okay we're o
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? >> it pales in comparison. i remember jesse jackson sr. weeping there. i mean that was a once in a lifetime historical moment. >> ifill: i've heard many obama supporters say that re-electing the president was re-electing the president was even more important than electing him. >> you can't get to the second without the first. the first was a universal. >> woodruff: to interrupt you quickly to say we've just learned that governor romney is on his way to the convention center in boston. of course we'll take that. >> sure. i just think beyond the support of barack obama it was an afrming moment for america. it really was. >> ifill: and this is? this is an affirming moment for barack obama. and his supporters and the campaign. what he's trieded to do and what he wants to try to do but it isn't the same cosmic global emotional... >> woodruff: when you think about it, a year ago, six months ago, nine months ago, the over overwhelming prediction was this president could be beaten. this president was facing, and a year-and-a-half ago you look at any number of intervals over the last year or two, th
are a say. coming almost a year to the day after stone wall jackson's death. grant's confidence was reward bid sheraton's battle field victory and the impressive post war achievement. when he was president, grant once told a congressman that sheraton had no superior as a general living or dead than possibly know call. sheraton said, grant, was capable more than general ship. he could manage a territory as any two nations can cover in a war. but sheraton would never risen so high nor would we have had city and counties named after him. [inaudible] circle in washington depicts sheraton the towering war house. the act of rallying the army at cedar creek green with age, statute conveyed the elect energy. lincoln and war secretary edwin stanton thought that 33-year-old sheraton too too young when he proposed in july that he command the new arm any of the shenandoah. sheridan's size contributed to the impression of youth that he projected. he was 5'5" and only 115 pounds in 1864. but as grants memorable belie areply -- i think you'll find him big enough for the job. before ate -- appointment, th
, the first re-elected president since andrew jackson in 1832 to win a smaller share of the popular vote in the first re-election than he did initially. when you look at it as the margin between him and mitt romney, right now is at 2.4 percentage points which would tie george w. bush in 2004 as the narrowest margin of victory in the popular vote ever for successfully re-elected president. which says something about the durability of the divisions in our country at the time. >> how divided our country really is. i want to show our viewers a map, real quick. so, this is something that you coin back in 2009, if i'm correct. you call it the blue wall. tell us what you mean by that and what does it show and tell us? >> this is another big part of the story. there are now 18 states. the 18 states of the blue wall have voted democratic in every presidential election since 1992. six straight times. that is the most states democrats have won that often ever, since the formation of the modern party system in 1828. what that means unless republicans can break into this, can kind of breach the blue
, legitimate rape. in illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. has been re-elected to his post despite a lengthy absence and his current stay in the mayo clinic. >>> and in maine and maryland, voters approved measures to allow same-sex marriage. and in colorado and washington state, residents voted to legalize marijuana, a measure massachusetts was also approved to allow medical marijuana use. >>> just a week after getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. >>> after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachu
of oprah winfrey and jesse jackson weeping. we look at the audience tonight, and there is a different reaction. a reminder of when the new england patriots won the first super bowl. after they won the first time, the expectation was, that we can win. you are talking about the coalition, this new coalition in the democratic party. i think it says something, not just to the republican party, but perhaps the rest of america. i was talking earlier to the head of the urban league. he made the point of this coalition, is becoming more mature. we talk about this coalition of young voters. of women and minorities, african-americans and hispanics. he made the point that not only should the republican party take notice, but perhaps the rest of america, corporate america, to take notice that america is changing. and perhaps not just the republican party, but also organizations. to look at diversity in a different way. because you see from this audience that they won a tough race. and they are certainly relieved. but there seems to be an expectation in this crowd that this is the direction americ
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